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Archive for March 2012

Tom Lynch Watercolor Exhibit

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Dramatic Watercolor, an exhibit by painter Tom Lynch, will be on display from April 1, 2012 to May 3, 2012 in the Osterle Library Gallery. Lynch’s dramatic use of color, contrast, sunlight and shadow will stimulate the imagination. He strives for movement and resonance in his paintings, pushing beyond what the environment provides on its own by embellishing the already striking features of nature. The artist reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 1. For more information see: http://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/x53598.xml

North Central College Holds A Piece of American History

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

A bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln is currently on display at the entrance of Oesterle Library,¬†320 E. School St. Thanks to the research of North Central College’s archivist, Kimberly Butler, this sculptor has more¬†significance than one may think. The bust is a replica of an original sculpture created by the man behind Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Burglum carved Lincoln’s head in 1908 out of marble to be on display in Theodore Roosevelt’s White House. In the early 20th Century bronze casts were made from Burglum’s original sculpture and were sent to museums around the nation. One was lucky enough to be donated to NCC by Phillip and Elsie Sang. So if you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out, stop by Oesterle and check out the top hatted fellow.